Jaquira Diaz

Jaquira Diaz was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in Miami. She teaches fiction writing at the University of South Florida, where she also works as Managing Editor of Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art. Her short stories were awarded an AWP Intro Journals Award and runner up in Playboy’s College Fiction Contest, and her creative nonfiction received an honorable mention in The Atlantic’s 2010 Student Writing Contest. Her work has appeared in The Southern Review, Los Angeles Review, Southeast Review, and elsewhere. She is co-producer of Life Out Loud, a reading series that brings poetry and memoir to a live audience. Stalk her at the ugly truth: http://jaquira.blogspot.com/.